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Folgorato196
12-19-2018, 05:59 AM
Hello guys, Iím looking for a good and professional flying school everywhere in USA. My girlfriend lives in Michigan and obviously I would like to find a good school as close as possible to her, but I can manage to live far away during the study period (we survived when I was in Italy so we can bear some weeks away) I worked for my whole life saving money for this dream and when Iíll finish with my mission abroad Iíll be ready to start, but where?
I know that the weather are an important fact and Michigan I think it isnít the best place , I think. Iím not young and Iím scared about wasting time.
Iím losing looking through ATP Aviator College Epic flying Academy skymates etc etc
Thanks to anyone can give me some suggestions


TiredSoul
12-19-2018, 07:43 AM
ATP is a bit overpriced and a sausage factory.
Depends on the location but some are better and some are worse.
Find a Part 61 school and you could have your Initial CFI at 250 hrs if you combine your Commercial and CFI training.
Find a ramp job at the same airport to minimize the financial bleed.
Buddy of mine was CFI from 8-2 and ramper from 2-10pm for years.

kingsnake2
12-19-2018, 07:46 AM
Hello guys, Iím looking for a good and professional flying school everywhere in USA. My girlfriend lives in Michigan and obviously I would like to find a good school as close as possible to her, but I can manage to live far away during the study period (we survived when I was in Italy so we can bear some weeks away) I worked for my whole life saving money for this dream and when Iíll finish with my mission abroad Iíll be ready to start, but where?
I know that the weather are an important fact and Michigan I think it isnít the best place , I think. Iím not young and Iím scared about wasting time.
Iím losing looking through ATP Aviator College Epic flying Academy skymates etc etc
Thanks to anyone can give me some suggestions
US Aviation Academy just started an Accelerated Career Program in the Dallas area:

Accelerated Career Program | US Aviation Academy (http://www.usaviationacademy.com/accelerated-career-program/)


chronomaster31
12-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Hello guys, Iím looking for a good and professional flying school everywhere in USA. My girlfriend lives in Michigan and obviously I would like to find a good school as close as possible to her, but I can manage to live far away during the study period (we survived when I was in Italy so we can bear some weeks away) I worked for my whole life saving money for this dream and when Iíll finish with my mission abroad Iíll be ready to start, but where?

I know that the weather are an important fact and Michigan I think it isnít the best place , I think. Iím not young and Iím scared about wasting time.

Iím losing looking through ATP Aviator College Epic flying Academy skymates etc etc

Thanks to anyone can give me some suggestionsI agree with tired soul. Going through a mom and pop part 61 is almost always cheaper, and offers you flexibility. Best part is, if you're motivated, you can get everything done as quickly as your wallet can expel money

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Folgorato196
12-19-2018, 09:42 PM
Thank you guys, Iím more worried about having a professional school than how much cost it. It means that I consider it as an investment in my future. I know that ATP , like others , are very expensive but I read positive reviews (and negatives of course because it depends by where) about how fast and still professional their path is and they are connected with a bunch of regionals.
And I want to be honest with you, this interest me a lot because having the possibility for an interview after the ppl could be very exciting and push me in the best way for excel in the study and spending my money [emoji12]


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Folgorato196
12-21-2018, 06:11 AM
Thank you guys for your time and for your help. I wrote via Tapatalk but maybe I did something wrong. I keep working on searching the best flight school.
I read the ATPís page and its forum. I know the price but I also know that they have a lot of connections than can help you to archive the first Ēpromise for a jobĒjust after PPL, that its great


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flensr
12-21-2018, 09:05 PM
Cobra Kai flight academy in Texas is as serious as you want or need it to be. They're a smallish outfit mostly staffed by ex-military instructors. They have a dozen or so planes and can get you from zero hours to your ATP, at whatever pace you want.

JamesNoBrakes
12-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Cobra Kai flight academy in Texas is as serious as you want or need it to be. They're a smallish outfit mostly staffed by ex-military instructors. They have a dozen or so planes and can get you from zero hours to your ATP, at whatever pace you want.

Sweep the leg.

Hacker15e
12-22-2018, 05:16 AM
Your Uncle Sam runs a couple of flight schools across the country if you want *really* serious training.

collegedropout9
12-22-2018, 05:43 AM
Folgorato196,

Iíve been very fortunate to train quite a few applicants (successfully) from zero to the regionals and 135 operators. The best thing you can do to help yourself get through the training pipeline the quickest and cheapest in no particular order: Pass all of your writtens using ShepperdAir, get your financing lined up, find a school with a DPE on staff or very close by, use a school (141 or 61) that has good weather or hangars their fleet, CFIís that want to work and fly and that they probably will be there throughout your training cycles. I know that sounds stupid, however, I know several CFIís that really donít want to work that hard and donít enjoy their work, and lastly devote every waking hour to immerse yourself in this endeavor. Basically, learn to live at the airport. GoodLuck
CD9

collegedropout9
12-22-2018, 08:09 AM
I forgot to add, I have had great experiences at VentureNorth Aviation and Riggin Flying Service. You can find them both on the web.

Folgorato196
12-23-2018, 02:08 AM
Iím sorry about my late to tell Thanks to all of you guys for your suggestions. Iím working in my last mix abroad before Iím finally marring my girlfriend and start a new life completely changing my career. I archived my EASA PPL during my studies at an Italian aeronautical secondary school, and now that I have to change my life I would try to see if my old dream will come true in USA.



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sourdough44
12-27-2018, 03:19 AM
What is the age? Any college? Is the plan a full time piloting job? If college, you have Western in Kalamazoo, Purdue a bit further South.


If no need for college you need to train up to CFI and Commercial, then you are off to the races. The larger schools training foreign students in FL or AZ will snatch you up.

Any training so far? If you want something you have to go get it, waiting for opportunity to fall in you lap is false hope. Not saying that’s your mentality, just saying, become ‘type A’ about getting it done.

O.K., skimming back it seems you are beyond the college years.

Folgorato196
12-27-2018, 04:39 AM
Sorry guys, I donít know why but talpatalk doesnít work on my iPhone for unknown reason. I wrote a couple of answers but I canít see those on the post so Iím writing by my pc when Iím in the office and I have free time. Therefore sorry for my absence.

Iím 36, 37 at 5th June. I think Iím too old for a 4yr college.
I studied aviation in a secondary school in Italy and I have my PPL EASA, just to say that I really love Aviation and I have always dreamt to be a pilot.

TurboWill
12-31-2018, 01:12 PM
American Flyers.

Folgorato196
01-01-2019, 08:45 PM
I donít know why but I canít reply to this topic that I have written!!! I tried with Tapatalk and via website


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Folgorato196
01-04-2019, 12:59 AM
I canít reply neither with Tapatalk nor with web site and I donít know why !!!!


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viper548
01-07-2019, 08:18 AM
US Aviation Academy just started an Accelerated Career Program in the Dallas area:

Accelerated Career Program | US Aviation Academy (http://www.usaviationacademy.com/accelerated-career-program/)


Good luck getting someone to answer the phone or return a call. I've been trying to schedule an intro flight for over a month.

kingsnake2
01-07-2019, 08:26 AM
Good luck getting someone to answer the phone or return a call. I've been trying to schedule an intro flight for over a month.

PM me or you can leave a message any time. We are often away from the desk.

KaiGywer
01-08-2019, 03:31 AM
I forgot to add, I have had great experiences at VentureNorth Aviation and Riggin Flying Service. You can find them both on the web.

Another vote for Riggin. I did my IFR with them and plan on going back for Commercial. Bonus: You do all your training in a tail wheel aircraft

CoefficientX
01-16-2019, 04:48 AM
Does anyone here have any insight on Southern Utah University and their flight program?